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Leafs Pick #152 -David Broll - LW - 6-2/216 - SAULT STE. MARIE (OHL)

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06-27-2011, 10:09 PM
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Brown is one of the fastest guys in the league. To be positive, , we could call him a tougher, bigger Brown, with a little more potential.

Or not much like Brown at all.
I was thinking a capable fighter who isn't an enforcer, limited offensive potential but a gritty fan favourite who plays 3rd/4th liner. He is bigger and tougher and Brown is faster but they sound similar besides that, but that's just me.

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If you can't beat'em beat the **** of them is going to be our new model.
“If you can't beat them in the alley, you can't beat them on the ice,”
this was said many,many years ago by our godfather Conn Smythe. I'm glad to see Brian's cut from the same cloth.

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07-07-2011, 06:10 AM
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...hmmm

“By taking the massive David Broll at the start of the sixth round, [head scout] Dave Morrison and his staff absolutely stole a kid who we think will become a power forward in the NHL for a long time. Broll was the 10th player selected two years ago in the OHL draft and at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, it has taken him some time to come into his own, but the “Bulldozer” is a prototypical Brian Burke forward and his selection represents a major coup by the Maple Leafs.”

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2011/...anadian-teams/
Almost missed this annual report card, Seidel blogs for CBC now and didn't expect this. He always gives high marks for Morrison's picks.

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From Camp, see a bit of Ben Eager in him. Watch:


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From the video, his skating is not nearly as bad as i expected it to be

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07-13-2011, 09:19 AM
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It's always great to see a player willing to use his body but his skating needs a ton of work. And he looks bigger than 6-2 216.

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07-13-2011, 03:50 PM
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Could be a great 3rd/4th liner for us in the future.

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07-13-2011, 03:54 PM
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Could be a great 3rd/4th liner for us in the future.
Probably, but he does have the potential to be more. Either way, it was still a pretty awesome 6th round pick.

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07-20-2011, 01:17 AM
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From the video, his skating is not nearly as bad as i expected it to be
my thoughts exactly, he didn't seem to have much trouble keeping up. I think if he works on his first few strides and works his shot for a better finish this kid could be an absolute beast at both ends.

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07-20-2011, 03:38 AM
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I love the way he hit everybody close to him. It was nice the way he stripped that puck from that player on the breakout

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07-20-2011, 04:10 AM
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Ideally with Biggs in a top 6 role, Ross and Broll could potentially make for a great duo on the 3rd line.

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“If you can't beat them in the alley, you can't beat them on the ice,”
this was said many,many years ago by our godfather Conn Smythe. I'm glad to see Brian's cut from the same cloth.
Smythe always claimed that he was thinking of Syl Apps when he said that line. Apps was a gentleman of the first order, never drank, smoked or swore, was a five time all star and won the Lady Byng Trophy in 1942. He only fought three times in his career, once when he was goaded unmercifully by tough guy Flash Hollett who had knocked out two of Apps' teeth. Apps beat him to a pulp.

It isn't about fighting. It's about mental, physical and moral toughness that will take a player into the hard situations of the game and let him end up with the puck. When a person like that does fight, look out. But it's all about hockey toughness, not pugilism on ice.

I would be delighted if Broll has that kind of toughness.

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Lots of talk about Biggs.

Broll has been given more responsibility this season. Is an extremely fast skater, and suprisingly is already signed to a professional contract.

7GP 2g 6a 8p +6

could be a steal.

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10-11-2012, 05:50 PM
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Broll is now listed at 6'3'' 235 pounds BTW


I just can't wait to see David Broll, Tyler Biggs, Jamie Devane, Brad Ross, Carter Ashton Jerry D'amigo, Matt Frattin, Nazem Kadri, Jesse Blacker, Sam Carrick, etc playing for the Leafs. The team toughness of this team going forward is unreal, I believe we'll be even tougher than the Bruins in a couple of years.

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Broll is now listed at 6'3'' 235 pounds BTW


I just can't wait to see David Broll, Tyler Biggs, Jamie Devane, Brad Ross, Carter Ashton Jerry D'amigo, Matt Frattin, Nazem Kadri, Jesse Blacker, Sam Carrick, etc playing for the Leafs. The team toughness of this team going forward is unreal, I believe we'll be even tougher than the Bruins in a couple of years.
The great part is we will have a lot of prospects on ELC's playing in the bottom 6 for peanuts. No more 3.5M for 30y/o role players.

Biggs - Carrick - Ross
Devane - Rupert - Broll
Ryan - Crescenzi - Ashton

Lots of options for our bottom 6. No more late picks spent on Brown (although I love Browns' game). No more UFA signings for grinder/agitators.

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10-11-2012, 06:27 PM
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Broll is now listed at 6'3'' 235 pounds BTW


I just can't wait to see David Broll, Tyler Biggs, Jamie Devane, Brad Ross, Carter Ashton Jerry D'amigo, Matt Frattin, Nazem Kadri, Jesse Blacker, Sam Carrick, etc playing for the Leafs. The team toughness of this team going forward is unreal, I believe we'll be even tougher than the Bruins in a couple of years.
Kind of amazes me when I hear people today rambling about "where's the toughness he promised?".

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The great part is we will have a lot of prospects on ELC's playing in the bottom 6 for peanuts. No more 3.5M for 30y/o role players.

Biggs - Carrick - Ross
Devane - Rupert - Broll
Ryan - Crescenzi - Ashton

Lots of options for our bottom 6. No more late picks spent on Brown (although I love Browns' game). No more UFA signings for grinder/agitators.
Prospects are all fine and dandy but none of the guys listed have accomplished anything at the pro level. There is a fine line between an NHL agitator/grinder and a bunch of prospects who don't even have a year experience at the PRO level. The developmental curve for these guys are still about 2-3 years away. It shows promise compared to previous years but none of these guys would bump anyone on our current roster.

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10-11-2012, 07:30 PM
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Who says Broll will be limited to a grind guy? Not saying he's a huge skill guy but you look at a guy like Lucic who broke out big time in his last jr year, its not impossible we got a guy in the top 6 who can fight and maybe chip in 20 goals, 20 assists and be a physical presence? The fact he can skate really helps. That is being incredibly optimistic though and I don't expect him to be the next Lucic, that would *REALLY* be if things went incredibly smooth.

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10-13-2012, 02:53 PM
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Kind of amazes me when I hear people today rambling about "where's the toughness he promised?".
Wasn't this also the guy that 98% of HF Leafs board experts pegged as a bust seconds after the pick?

That's a protip for any new people reading anything posted here

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